Denmark is frequently named as one of the best family holiday destinations in the world. So whether you're looking for outdoor adventures, interactive exhibits or pure unadulterated fun, you'll find family attractions of all kinds in Denmark. Our guide to attractions for kids in Denmark includes top theme parks like Tivoli and LEGOLAND and fun-filled zoos.
Take your pick of Denmark's most popular attractions; a fascinating mix of zoos, galleries and historical parks.
Koldinghus Castle Ruin is a treat in itself, but it also houses some interesting museums, including one dedicated to Danish silver. Just outside Kolding, you’ll find the Trapholt museum, where you can enjoy contemporary art, handicrafts and design.
In Tønder, the city's old water tower has been made into a museum for townsman and architect Hans J. Wegner and his world-famous chairs.
South Jutland is a haven for golfers, with numerous challenging golf courses across the region. Anglers can enjoy the best angling waters in the country in South Jutland.
Set out onto the region’s extensive network of walking and cycling trails, in particular Denmark’s longest trail, the Military Road (Hærvejen).
The largest island in the region, Als, is a wonderful holiday spot with its gentle, green landscape, family-friendly beaches and trails for cycling and hiking. Test the forces of nature and play with technology at Universe, Als’ experience park. You can reach Als by road via the bridge at Sønderborg.
The West of South Jutland is dominated at the coast by the Wadden Sea and never-ending views of the vast marshland. You can walk in and around the grazing areas created for sheep and cattle, with high dikes that hold back tidal waters. At Tønder Marsh, you can get up close to the locks which control the flood defences in the area.
The Wadden Sea along the west coast is an exciting national park and intertidal wetland teeming with birds and wildlife. You will not find as many swimming beaches on the region’s West Coast, but you can swim at Hjerpsted.
Located just off the coast from Esbjerg, Fanø is an old maritime island with a perfect landscape for beach activities such as kite flying and sailing. The area is also an excellent place to hunt for Danish amber that washed up on the beaches. You can also see a variety of wildlife on the island, such as wild rabbits and seal colonies. The architecture on the island is also extremely special and inspired by the Frisian style.
The sea is rougher here than in other parts of Denmark, making these beaches excellent water sports areas. If you’re looking for more child-friendly and family areas for swimming, try the coastal area around Limfjord.
The special light on the exposed Odsherred peninsula has always attracted many artists. You can see their work at a great selection of galleries and exhibitions in the area. The Painters' Farm (Malergården) is the former home of local artist Sigurd Swane and his family, near Plejerup, and is open to the public as a museum.